After tireless campaigning (anyone remember Nokia’s “#ToInstaWithLove saga?), multiple third-party apps, and what feels like years of waiting, Windows Phone has finally been able to hop onto the Instagram bandwagon (#Instagram #bandwagon?). The Instagram app is finally live, and has already been downloaded across a huge amount of Windows Phones.
Microsoft made sure to publicly express their joy about the occasion, with Microsoft senior blog writer Michael Stroh gushing that he was happy to announce that “Instagram and Waze are now available in the Store for Windows Phone 8.” The occasion was also recorded in a blog post by the photo-sharing app, which, in the biggest joke of the year, claimed they “wanted to make Instagram available to people with Windows Phones as quickly as possible.” Try telling that to WP users worldwide.
Things are looking up for the Windows Phone App Store, which has had about 190,000 apps to contend with in the face of Apple’s and Android’s 1 million plus each. With Vine for WP having been launched last week, and Instagram and the aforementioned Waze now on board, other big companies no doubt will soon follow.